Period
to 22 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Integration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Integration Testing over the 6 months to 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Integration Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 119 152
Rank change year-on-year -20 +33 -33
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 55 51 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.12% 1.18% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.45% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 27
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £271 £298
90th Percentile £484 £500 £560
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.88% +60.00% -
England median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +3.66%

Integration Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,114 3,512 4,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.70% 81.37% 83.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,533 2,192 2,543
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +7.59%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £233
90th Percentile £575 £538 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 138 105
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £21.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.91% +19.44% -25.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.50 £10.73
90th Percentile £42.35 £50.45 £38.75
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +8.75%

Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Integration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Integration Testing in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Integration Testing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Integration Testing in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Integration Testing within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -17 18 £350 -5.41% 12
Shropshire -10 12 £425 -10.53% 1
Warwickshire -1 7 £315 -16.00% 5
Coventry -18 4 £500 +68.07%
Kingswinford - 1 £350 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Integration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Integration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 21 (38.18%) Microsoft
2 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (34.55%) SQL
3 14 (25.45%) Oracle
4 12 (21.82%) Unix
4 12 (21.82%) Finance
5 11 (20.00%) C#
6 9 (16.36%) PL/SQL
6 9 (16.36%) ETL
6 9 (16.36%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (16.36%) Oracle Database
7 8 (14.55%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (14.55%) Data Analysis
7 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (14.55%) XML
8 7 (12.73%) .NET
8 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio
8 7 (12.73%) Data Management
8 7 (12.73%) Migration
8 7 (12.73%) Test Automation
8 7 (12.73%) Data Migration
8 7 (12.73%) JSON
8 7 (12.73%) SDLC
9 6 (10.91%) Collaborative Working
9 6 (10.91%) Line Management
9 6 (10.91%) User Experience
9 6 (10.91%) User Stories
9 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (10.91%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (10.91%) PowerShell

Integration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.09%) Confluence
2 3 (5.45%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (5.45%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.45%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.64%) Apache
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.82%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (5.45%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.82%) Maximo
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.82%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.64%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) Internet
2 3 (5.45%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (5.45%) Firewall
2 3 (5.45%) LAN
2 3 (5.45%) MPLS
2 3 (5.45%) Network Security
2 3 (5.45%) SSL
2 3 (5.45%) VoIP
2 3 (5.45%) VPN
2 3 (5.45%) WAN
2 3 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (3.64%) Asterisk PBX
3 2 (3.64%) DNS
3 2 (3.64%) FTP
3 2 (3.64%) Kerberos
3 2 (3.64%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (3.64%) SAN
4 1 (1.82%) GSM
4 1 (1.82%) PABX
4 1 (1.82%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) Oracle Database
1 9 (16.36%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (10.91%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
3 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (7.27%) DataStage
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (3.64%) Big Data
6 2 (3.64%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.91%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (7.27%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.27%) JIRA
3 4 (7.27%) Mercurial
4 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.82%) Metasploit
5 1 (1.82%) SOAtest
5 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (21.82%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Automotive
2 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.64%) Local Government
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Games
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (38.18%) Developer
2 15 (27.27%) Analyst
3 9 (16.36%) Test Analyst
4 8 (14.55%) PL/SQL Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Integration Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) .NET Developer
6 4 (7.27%) DataStage Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Test Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Applications Support
7 3 (5.45%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Architect
7 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Portal Developer
7 3 (5.45%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.45%) SQL Support Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Azure Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Chief Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) XML
2 7 (12.73%) .NET
2 7 (12.73%) JSON
3 6 (10.91%) Web Services
4 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.27%) CSS
4 4 (7.27%) HTML
4 4 (7.27%) LINQ
4 4 (7.27%) Node.js
4 4 (7.27%) React
4 4 (7.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (7.27%) WCF
5 3 (5.45%) Middleware
6 2 (3.64%) LAMP
6 2 (3.64%) LDAP
6 2 (3.64%) RESTful
7 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.82%) HTML5
7 1 (1.82%) Velocity
7 1 (1.82%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) User Experience
2 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.64%) PKI
3 2 (3.64%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.82%) Unix
2 6 (10.91%) Windows
3 5 (9.09%) Linux
4 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.36%) ETL
3 8 (14.55%) Data Analysis
3 8 (14.55%) System Integration Testing
4 7 (12.73%) Data Management
4 7 (12.73%) Data Migration
4 7 (12.73%) Migration
4 7 (12.73%) SDLC
4 7 (12.73%) Test Automation
5 6 (10.91%) Collaborative Working
5 6 (10.91%) Line Management
5 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (10.91%) User Stories
6 5 (9.09%) Coaching
6 5 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 5 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (9.09%) CRM
6 5 (9.09%) Validation
7 4 (7.27%) OO
Programming Languages
1 19 (34.55%) SQL
2 11 (20.00%) C#
3 9 (16.36%) PL/SQL
4 6 (10.91%) PowerShell
5 5 (9.09%) ANSI SQL
5 5 (9.09%) Java
5 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.27%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.64%) Python
8 1 (1.82%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.82%) PHP
8 1 (1.82%) Ruby
8 1 (1.82%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) ISEB
1 3 (5.45%) ISEB Practitioner
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.64%) MCSE
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.82%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.45%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.64%) iptables
2 2 (3.64%) Postfix
2 2 (3.64%) Samba
2 2 (3.64%) Squid
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Nessus
1 2 (3.64%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.82%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.82%) Nmap
2 1 (1.82%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (38.18%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.45%) Oracle
3 4 (7.27%) Cognos
4 3 (5.45%) Cisco
4 3 (5.45%) McAfee
4 3 (5.45%) VMware
4 3 (5.45%) webMethods
5 2 (3.64%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.64%) Google
5 2 (3.64%) IBM
5 2 (3.64%) NetApp
5 2 (3.64%) Veritas
6 1 (1.82%) HP
6 1 (1.82%) NEC
6 1 (1.82%) SAP